Business Supreme Court refuses to allow blanket ban on fire cracker sale, manufacture Updated : October 24, 2018 06:47 AM IST It had asked Centre to suggest measures to be taken for curbing the pollution and what will be the effect of firecrackers on the public at large. The apex court had on August 8 said a spike in PM 2.5 levels in the air is a severe problem as the particulate matter remains in people's lungs, leading to serious health implications. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.